Natural Treatments for Sleep Apnea
Hey, guys. Axe, here, of naturalmedicine and founder of DrAxe . In this tutorial, I'm going to go through a sevenstepprocess on how to overcome sleep apnea. If you struggle with sleep apnea, snoring, insomnia,just trouble sleeping at night, these tips are going to help you big time. The number one thing you've got to start doingif you want to overcome sleep apnea is look at your diet. Now, sometimes sleep apnea canbe related to weight gain. It can be related to inflammation in different areas of yourbody. But if you can follow these dietary tips, it's going to help tremendously.
The first thing you want to do is you reallywant to focus on supporting your metabolism. You want to focus on getting three thingsevery single meal: good quality protein, healthy fat, and fiber, those three things. Most peoplewith sleep apnea, most people tend to consume too many carbohydrates and too much sugar,which can actually affect your insulin levels and your metabolism, which causes sleep apnea.So again, healthy protein, such as bone broth protein, organic chicken and turkey, wildcaughtfish, grassfed beef, getting good quality protein is important. Number two, fiber, getting more vegetablesand fruits in your diet and wholesprouted
grains, such as brown rice, that's where youwant to get your fiber. The healthy fats, things like coconut oil, olive oil, organicnuts and seeds, those are some ways to get some good healthy fat in your diet. So again,focus on a healthy diet, a diet that's antiinflammatory and that helps balance out insulin levelsis going to be big when it comes to beating sleep apnea. Number two, there are certain things you wantto avoid. If you have sleep apnea, you want to avoid intake of alcohol, caffeine, smoking,and also you need to be aware of sedatives. If you're taking sedatives on a regular basis,that can really cause sleep apnea. Stay away
from those things. If you're saying to yourself,quot;Well, I'm still going to do caffeine and alcohol,quot; then what I would do is not do coffee.I would just do a little bit of tea, like a green tea during the day. So again, just tone it down some. The otherthing I would do is, if you're drinking alcohol, limit it to one glass. When you start doingmore than one glass, more than one beer, more than one glass of alcohol, that's really goingto affect your sleep cycle. And no more than two days a week. Again, bring the alcoholdown, because that will absolutely cause sleep apnea.
The number three tip is to treat acid reflux.Many people with sleep apnea have heartburn, GERD, or acid reflux, or some type of digestiveissue that's causing their sleep apnea. Now, the way to overcome that is to follow thesedietary tips. You want to eat smaller meals, so you don't want to overeat, and get moreorganic meat, vegetables, and fruits. You've got to be careful overconsuming thegrains, the pastas, the breads, the chips. All of those things will really cause acidreflux and sleep apnea. Also, supplementing with digestive enzymes, probiotics, and applecider vinegar. So probiotics, enzymes, and apple cider vinegar, all of those can helpin the natural treatment of acid reflux and
reduce sleep apnea. The number four thing you want to considerdoing to beat sleep apnea is getting a humidifier in your bedroom. Oftentimes, it's the humidityor being too dry in the bedroom that actually causes sleep apnea. So look into getting ahumidifier and sometimes an air purifier. So a humidifier, an air purifier, those thingscan actually help support your body and you breathing better and overcoming sleep apnea. Number five is your sleeping position. Manypeople with sleep apnea sleep on their back. Some of them sleep on their stomach. You wantto sleep on your side. What you want to do
What Causes Sleep Apnea FAQ 2 Los Angeles Malibu Thousand Oaks Ronald Popper
Upper airway tissue obstruction can occurfrom a deviated nasal septum, which is the cartilage that runs up and down the middleof the nose, or from enlargement or hypertrophy of the turbinates, which are these ridgesthat occur within the nose. Some patients will have a droopy soft palate,which is the structure in the back of the throat. The uvula is often enlarged. That'sthe little quot;punching bagquot; that occurs in the back of the throat. The tonsils can be enlarged.And the tongue is often enlarged. When the tongue is enlarged, it may come upto as high as here. The soft palate may droop down to as low as here, and youmay have very little opening in the upper
airway. From the side view, this structure drops down,like so, creating blockage in your airway. In addition, in patients with an overbitewhere the lower jaw is set back, the tongue is then pushed into the airway, further compromisingthe obstruction of the airway. If you have lesions on the vocal cords, theymay also obstruct the airway. I'm Ronald Popper, medical director ofthe Southern California Pulmonary and Sleep Disorders Medical Center in Thousand Oaks,California. To view more tutorials that help to address all of your questions about sleepapnea and other sleep disorders, please visit
our website at SleepMD4You . Thank you for watching and always remember,sleep well tonight for a better day tomorrow.
Don Eliminating Sinus Infections and Sleep Apnea Smith Center Septoplasty Patient Testimonial
My name is Don Graff and I had a Septoplasty done where they went in and straightened my deviated septum. I was not sleeping very well so I was tired during the day um with the chronic sinus infection that I had was not being able to breathe very well. Uh when I went in to see Smith found out that the right side of my nose was almost completely closed off. I probably had that maybe all my life we didn't know for sure. Uh Smith took a look at that and said â€œOh yeah we can straighten that out for you it will improve your breathing.
Um maybe clean out some sinus problemsâ€� Another complication I was having was chronic sinus infections. He thought this would probably help that and uh decided to go on ahead and go ahead with the procedure, gonna have that cleaned out. I also had a Uvuloplasty done where he cut off a little bit of the uvula because I had sleep apnea and Smith thought that might help with my sleep apnea also. Smith said you know so you're going to be able to breathe like you haven't before and I thought oh yeah sure we'll see and uh he was right and now that I am breathing better
and that I can sleep better uh I'm uh getting more oxygen into my system. It's really just made an all around improvement just about everything I think. I want to say thanks Smith I really appreciate everything that you have done for me you made a big difference in my life as far as my health goes as far as my breathing goes as far as my sleeping goes. I am really glad that my physician referred me to you and the Smith Center because I really could not be happier with uh the way things have turned out. Call the Smith Center today.It's time to start looking your best and feeling your best.